200 homes for remote areas of Region 9

─ houses to be built with specifications suited to location

─ initiative is part of a continued housing and community development programme

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The dream of becoming a homeowner will soon be in reach for two hundred families in Region Nine, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo with the announcement of a $400M housing push focused on remote areas.

Chief Executive Officer, Central Housing and Planning Authority, Lelon Saul.

During a recent visit to Lethem, Region Nine, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Lelon Saul announced that each of these homes will cost $2M and will be built to specifications suited to their locations.

This is part a continued housing and community development programme which is currently ongoing in Region Nine. Noting that adequate housing is a basic human right and a constitutional guarantee, Saul added that ensuring eligible citizens in Guyana have access to affordable living solutions is a top priority, hence the construction of homes across the country.

Speaking on housing development in Region Nine, Saul said “the CH&PA is also addressing housing needs in such areas as Simoni, Sand Creek, Massara, Karasabai and Krowdar. To date, approximately fifty houses have been constructed and this is with full house subsidies.”

By: Delicia Haynes.

Images: Keno George.

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